Tuesday, January 5, 2010

TWD : A very Tatiny Birthday !!!!


It all started two years ago with Laurie wondering if anyone would bake with her the whole book 'Baking from My Home to Yours' by Dorie Greenspan and now we are 308 bakers !!
To celebrate we could choose between Tarte Tatin and Cocoa-Buttermilk Birthday Cake.ù
I really felt tatiny on New Year's Eve ( maybe wishing for a total flip-over?) so I made the apple tarte as in Dorie's recipe and a savoury shallott's one from an italian cookbook ('Fare Festa' Michela e Paola Brengola).



In the apple one I used a sweet crust while for the savoury tarte I used a store bought puff pastry.
You can find this week's recipes on Laurie's blog I'll give you the similar recipe for the shallots tarte .


RECIPE

1 Kg of big shallots (mine weren't so big but I added some fresh cipolline)
90 gr brown sugar
90 gr butter
Puff Pastry

Melt butter and sugar in an oven proof pan and arrange as neatly as you can the quartered shallots on top. Let the sugar melt and become caramel color on a very slow flame (around 20 minutes) and let cool. Cut a disc out of your pastry slightly larger than your pan and put on top of the shallots tucking the hanging in (?). Bake in a 200° C oven for around 20 25 minutes. Reverse the tarte on a serving dish while the sugar is still warm.


24 comments:

Vanillastrawberryspringfields said...

OLa Hola,am now following ur blog too coz dont want to miss any of ur lovely eliciousness...
2 Gorgeous pies in one post and both rock...a fantastic dinner with dessert...would be lovely with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce...

Valerina said...

Wow! A shallot tart! That must have been delicious. Both your tarts look beautiful, well done. :)

Ciao Chow Linda said...

I made my first tarte tatin just a couple of weeks ago and I don't know what took me so long. I love your idea of the shallot tarte and must try that too.

slush said...

Wow, 2 tartes! Great job. Love the looks of the onion tarte. What a fantastic idea. Thanks for baking along with me! xo

The Blonde Duck said...

That looks lovely! Happy birthday!

Barbara said...

Mamma mia! Deve essere buonissima! Bravaaaaa!!

Jennifer said...

Both your tarts look wonderful!

Susan said...

Thanks for sharing the shallot tarte recipe. It looks so good! I made the cake but am having regrets now! :)

chocolatechic said...

A savory one?

What a brilliant idea.

Elra said...

Very lovely TATIN indeed. My family favorite apple dessert.

Flourchild said...

Beautiful..looks so good!

Mary said...

Wow--2 tartes! That does deserve a new word: tatiny! I made the apple one, but now know what to do with some of the puff pastry still in my freezer. Yum!

jillbert said...

Two tartes, and they both look delicious!

Cakelaw said...

Very cool - I love the savoury version Natalia. Happy New Year!

Leslie said...

What? A shallot tart? I am so going to make this. Once I've lost some weight and can walk without waddling. Your tarte tatin looks great but that shallot one...incredible!

lakegirl said...

These are beautiful! Love the savory tart. Another great recipe to try! Thanks!

Tracey said...

Wow, a savory tarte! How wonderful. They both look great. I went with the cake this week (delicious!) but I'm hoping to make the tarte tatin soon :)

Romaine said...

Wow! Never thought about doing a savory tart. All kinds of possibilities...

Laura said...

Entrambe sono bellissime, e quella di scalogni deve essere deliziosa.

CIAO!

Sabrina said...

Both your tarts look amazing! I adore shallots! What a great idea!

Clivia said...

I was hoping someone did a savoury version. Your sounds delicious!

Pamela said...

Yum! They both look quite delicious.

TeaLady said...

Felt tatiny. LOVE IT!!! I guess I did too, as the cake just didn't grab me.

BOth of your tarts look delicious.

Nancy/n.o.e said...

How cool is it that you baked two tatins? I love the way they both look. And I hope that your new year flips in all the best ways!!